Hugo ChÃ¡vez tells Venezuelans not to drink Coke, as it is not good for the waistlines of the citizens. He encourages his comrades to instead drink Uvita, a fruit juice produced by a state-run company. Additionally, ChÃ¡vez believes that the sugary drinks made by foreign countries are not in alignment with the goal of reducing imports. How "Bourgeois" of him.
As reported by the Guardian, "ChÃ¡vez often dispenses advice to supporters during his marathon televised speeches, calling on them to eat healthy foods, exercise and avoid drugs and alcohol." Some may wonder why ChÃ¡vez is "lecturing" Venezuelans about their sugary soda indulgences while his own health problems have been shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
Even though the Socialist is an advocate of good health, one report points out that Hugo ChÃ¡vez "has yet to prove that the contents of 'Uvita,' whose manufacturer's mission is to 'promote the socialist development of western Venezuela,' are in fact healthier than the imperialist soft drinks he bemoans." Ah, but who needs to worry about such details when one had the forced ear of the proletariat?